The cheapest times to fly from ZNZ to SAN are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of February 19th and March 5th)
  • April 16th to June 10th
  • October 8th to October 21st
  • November 19th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ZNZ to SAN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $4848 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1589 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $1589 to $1956 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1589. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2343. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $754 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1624 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZNZ to SAN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZNZ to SAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ZNZ to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZNZ to SAN flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Zanzibar City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $805 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1630. Return trip prices are from the SAN to ZNZ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ZNZ to SAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ZNZ to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 10.78% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZNZ to LAX flights


Flight Hacking ZNZ to SAN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ZNZ to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nairobi (ZNZ > NBO > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1290
  • Average savings: $334 (20.57%)

See ZNZ to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (ZNZ > IST > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1394
  • Average savings: $230 (14.16%)

See ZNZ to NBO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (ZNZ > JFK > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1533
  • Average savings: $92 (5.63%)

See ZNZ to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZNZ to SAN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10057 miles or 16185 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZNZ to SAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZNZ to SAN flight is about 19 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Zanzibar and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ZNZ to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZNZ
Origination airport name Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
City Zanzibar
Country Tanzania
Latitude -6.2
Longitude 39.2

Return Airport

Destination code SAN
Destination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2


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